July 2010 Blog Posts (18)

Group targets Latinos for Fiorina

An independent conservative group is planning to spend seven figures in California to help Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina compete among Latino voters as she challenges Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer this fall.

The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a wing of the conservative not-for-profit American Principles Project, is poised to unveil a million-dollar independent expenditure plan to boost Fiorina.

Alfonse Aguilar, who heads the group, says it has… Continue

Added by News on July 27, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Study Shows 79% of Latinos Carry Credit Card Debt; 54% for White Households

In a recent study by the NAACP it was shown that 79% of Latinos carry credit card debt while 54% of White households carry credit card debt. It is also the case that Latinos carry a much higher interest rate on the credit cards the possess. Since exiting the “Great Recession” Americans have seen the number of bankruptcies increase.

No matter what our background it seems to be the case that many American citizens are relying on credit cards… Continue

Added by News on July 27, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Critican al gobierno por detener a inmigrantes enfermos

Nathaniel L., inmigrante que sufre de esquizofrenia, fue entrevistado por activistas de derechos humanos en Miami-Dade luego que agentes de inmigración lo detuvieran y lo pusieran en proceso de deportación. Nacido en la República Dominicana, Nathaniel L., un seudónimo, en última instancia no fue deportado y pudo regresar a tratamiento médico sólo…

Added by News on July 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Through Puerto Rico, the GOP can reach out to Hispanics

A Republican governor -- a very Republican governor -- has an idea for solving one of his party's conundrums. The party should listen to Luis Fortuno, the Reaganite who resides in Puerto Rico's executive mansion. Conservatives need a strategy for addressing the immigration issue without alienating America's largest and most rapidly growing minority. Conservatives believe the southern border must be secured before there can be "comprehensive" immigration reform that resolves the status of the 11… Continue

Added by News on July 21, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Poll finds US Hispanics seek to fit in, keep culture

Hispanics are eager to blend into American society while still maintaining their cultural identity, a paradox that reflects the complex beliefs of the nation’s fastest-growing minority. And most don’t expect the United States to elect a Latino president in the next 20 years. Those are some of the findings from an Associated Press Univision poll of more than 1,500 Latinos. In addition, the survey suggests Hispanics worry more than most Americans about losing jobs and paying bills.

They… Continue

Added by News on July 21, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

UNM to study breast cancer in Latinas: $1.5 million grant allows center to focus on health disparities, treatment options

There are a disproportionate number of Latinas who experience the more severe cases of breast cancer, according to a news release from The University of New Mexico's Cancer Center. The center recently was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program to study why this is and perhaps determine successful prevention and treatment methods."I think it's terrific," said Dr. Linda Cook, who is a researcher at the…


Added by News on July 19, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Brady Reaches Out to Chicago’s Latino Community; Meets with Local Educators and Business Leaders


Contact: Patty Schuh


Bill Brady, Republican Candidate for Governor, spent the day meeting with leaders in Chicago’s Latino community today to talk about the issues that matter most to Illinois’ Hispanic residents.Brady began the day Tuesday at El Valor, a non‐Profit organization with an emphasis on educating children with special needs and providing vocational and leadership training for adults. Brady spoke with… Continue

Added by News on July 19, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments

Hispanic-owned businesses booming, especially in the South

Hispanic-owned businesses are booming across the United States, particularly in the South. Arkansas had a 160 percent increase in Hispanic-owned business, growing from 2,094 businesses in 2002 to 5,457 in 2007, according to a recently released study by the U.S. Census Bureau.

"Our Hispanic community has grown significantly,"said Fayetteville, Ark., Chamber of Commerce President Steve Clark. "That diversity is very good for us. We have a Spanish language radio station now, which is… Continue

Added by News on July 19, 2010 at 2:18am — No Comments

Chicas in charge

Kelly Lopez, Marlene Cabrera, and Ana Villaman have a dream that without fail will be noticed. A dream that has the potential to make the dreams of other young Latinas possibilities. Lopez, a student at Temple University, took a grant-writing class that required her to write a grant as her final project.

She wanted to give back to her community; give her community something that it was in dire need of. Being the leader she is, she took the initiative to the Department of Health to… Continue

Added by News on July 17, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments

MANA a National Latina Organization to host Las Primeras Awards Gala this Fall

MANA de Imperial Valley, a National Latina Organization announced this week that it is inviting the community to nominate a Latina for consideration as a 2010 Las Primeras Honoree. Three women will be chosen and honored during the Annual Las Primeras Awards Gala to be held Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at the Old Eucalyptus School House in El Centro.

Las Primeras provides the community with the honor of celebrating positive leadership of Latinas in Imperial County, honoring women that… Continue

Added by News on July 17, 2010 at 7:47am — No Comments

Latino-owned businesses booming in Utah

Do you notice more grocery stores owned by Hispanics that cater to Hispanics? Or car dealerships? Or restaurants? The Census Bureau has noticed them, too, and says the growth rate for such businesses in Utah is among the fastest in the nation.

It reported Tuesday that the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Utah jumped by 78 percent between 2002 and 2007 — and revenues rocketed up by almost 138 percent. Businesses owned by whites in Utah didn't do poorly, either. In fact, they had… Continue

Added by News on July 14, 2010 at 4:10pm — No Comments

NCLR Presents 2010 Affiliate of the Year Award to Mujeres Latinas en Accion at NCLR Annual Conference in San Antonio

the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—presented the 2010 Affiliate of the Year Award today to Mujeres Latinas en Accion (Mujeres), an organization that contributes to the development of Latinas and their families in the Chicago area through programs that foster full participation in society while preserving cultural identity and dignity. Mujeres—a member of NCLR's network of nearly 300 Affiliates—was honored at the 2010 NCLR Annual Conference… Continue

Added by News on July 14, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

CL&P, Yankee Gas Announce Grants To Support Connecticut's Latino Community

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and Yankee Gas have announced new community partnerships that will support middle school literacy programs in Waterbury and Danbury, and professional development for Latino engineers across the state. With $26,000 in grant money, the companies will support ASPIRA of Connecticut, Inc. and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) of Connecticut.

Company leaders announced the… Continue

Added by News on July 8, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Girl Scouts push to include more Latinos

Cecilia Sanchez never imagined she could lead a Girl Scout troop.After all, Girl Scouts aren't common in her native Mexico — most troops there are in large cities and thought to be only for the well-to-do.Plus, wouldn't she have to speak English? Sanchez, a farmworker who lives in Ceres, speaks only Spanish. Still, when her daughter came home from school with a note that said the Girl Scouts were looking for mothers to lead troops, Sanchez… Continue

Added by News on July 8, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

A Latino tea party movement?

Some Latino advocates say the state's Hispanic population could have a major influence on elections, if it's tapped into properly. Proyecto Latino de Utah Director Tony Yapias says, "There is about 23 percent of eligible Latino voters who have never voted or registered to vote, and there is a certain percentage of another 10 to 15 percent who have registered to vote but haven't [voted]." The effort focuses on ousting lawmakers working at the state level and not on the federal level.… Continue

Added by News on July 8, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Summer program keeps Latino kids learning

Teachers from Mexico share their culture, crafts during Plan Vacacional

At Nokomis Elementary School Wednesday, more than 100 kids were happily spending a sunny summer afternoon inside a classroom.

"They want to come to school," Robin Leler said of the students, who are all taking part in Nuestra Casa's Plan Vacacional, which translates to "vacation plan." Of course, much of the classroom time for the program's 120 students… Continue

Added by News on July 8, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Why Are Latinos Turning to Whitman?

Why are Latino voters shifting their allegiances toward Meg Whitman? A new Field poll out today shows a tie race between the Republican and Democratic nominee Jerry Brown. Whitman has gained traction among Latino voters -- Brown leads by only 11 points with that demographic -- to a degree that has taken many Democratic analysts by surprise.

They comfort themselves with assumptions: that once Latinos find out that Whitman's campaign is… Continue

Added by News on July 8, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Did Obama break promise to Latinos?

Did President Obama break his promise to Latino voters that he'd deliver a comprehensive immigration reform plan in his first year?

And if so, will it wind up costing Democratic candidates in the November mid-term elections and, for that matter, the president himself when he comes up for re-election in 2012?

The answers are: yes and probably.

Yes, of course, Obama broke his promise to Latinos. And it is probably true that, for doing so, Obama and fellow Democrats… Continue

Added by News on July 8, 2010 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

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